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royalmailgroup.com - Mon 20th May 2019
Royal Mail will be introducing the first parcel mailboxes at various locations within the UK.
This will start being rolled out in August this year.
This follows a successful trial of the boxes in 2018.
The parcel postboxes launch is one of the biggest innovations in the parcel business since Parcel Post was launched in 1883.
The postboxes will be introduced in different locations across the UK including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds.
The change means that a variety of small businesses and private sellers can post pre-paid parcels through these securely designed parcel postboxes.This also means customers will also be able to post some return parcels at any time, seven days a week.
transport-network.co.uk - Wed 6th Mar 2019
Two contacts have been awarded by Highways England worth around £2.8m.
These are to install 50 electric vehicle charging points across the country
over the next nine to ten months.
Highways England's aim is ensure that at least 95% of it's major roads,
including motorways, are within 20 miles of an electric vehicle charge
Installation in the north of the country are to be carried out by BP
Chargemaster and the south of the country it will be carried out by Swarco UK
Ltd. These contacts also include ongoing operation and maintenance for a
royalmailgroup.com - Wed 16th Jan 2019
A new next day tracked service from Parcelforce Worldwide has been launched
called express24large. This service is for sending and receiving larger
For parcels bought online, Parcelforce Worldwide will collect the parcel from a
home or business address or if sending parcels they can be dropped off at a
Parcels can be up to a generous 2.5 metres in length but the length and width
combined should not exceed more than 5 metres. Although individual parcels can
weigh up to 30kg, there is no weight limit for the full consignment of
Customers can check their progress as every large parcel is fully tracked. Also
large parcels can be sent direct to the recipient, or picked up from their
theloadstar.co.uk - Wed 16th Jan 2019
Air pollution has been called a public health crisis by Transport for London
(TfL). It rejected claims that Londons impending Ultra Low Emission Zone
(ULEZ) wiold have little impact, which came from none other than the haulage
TfL director of city planning, Alex Williams said pollution was hitting the
citys poorest the hardest.and leading to thousands of premature deaths
each year, "After one year we expect harmful nitric oxide and nitrogen
dioxide emissions in central London to reduce by 45%"
He said they also finalising a £23m van scrappage scheme, which will help
small businesses replace their polluting vans with new cleaner ones.
Royal Mail Group
royalmailgroup.com - Thu 18th Oct 2018
Parcelforce Worldwide have recently unveiled a new South East Processing Centre
(SEPC) in Hatfield, The new centre, located on Hatfield Business Park is
expected to create more than sixty new jobs in the local area. This will
include drivers and warehouse operatives.
This idea also should help reduce their carbon footprint, by processing parcels
within the south-east rather than transporting them to a central hub.
The giant 60,000 sqr ft unit contains a new custom-built handling system that
will automate the of processing over 50,000 parcels a night
ukhaulier.co.uk - Wed 12th Sep 2018
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor for London has the backing of ministers with plans that
all lorries entering London will need a permit, issued by Transport for London
before they can enter the capital. Ministers have applied to the European
Commission for approval of the scheme, as EU hauliers will also need a permit
to enter London.
If and when the Commission gives the scheme the green light, from October 2020
all HGVs entering London will be assessed against the TfL-devised Direct Vision
Standards and must obtain a permit from Transport for London.
TfL had previously claimed that around half of the lorries entering London will
need to be fitted with additional safety equipment such as camera systems,
audible turn warnings and side sensors with driver alerts before a permit can
Fines will be issued to operators of any lorry entering without a permit will
faces fines of £550 , plus a personal fine for the driver of £150.
The first phase is planned to run from October 2020 until 2024 at which time
new standards, yet to be devised, will be mandated by TfL.
ukhaulier.co.uk - Mon 30th Apr 2018
Whilst the House of Commons prepares a vote on a motion on customs &
borders (26 April 2018), the UKs logistics industry has been reminding
MPs about forming a customs union with the EU would not deliver frictionless
arrangements on its own or remove the need for checks at the borders. Leaving
the single market should also be considered to minimise regulatory barriers,
removing the need for conformity or food safety checks at the borders, and to
protect transport connectivity after Brexit.
The Port of Dover (the UKs busiest transport hub with continental Europe)
has more than 10,000 HGVs travel coming through it and the Eurotunnel each day
. This icludes the highly efficient roll-on roll-off system which reduces, to a
bare minimum, the waiting time at the borders, This in itself supports the
just-in-time production processes and time sensitive deliveries.
Directly having an impact on over seven million people employed in the making,
selling and moving of goods, efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain
trading, . With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving
change in the way goods move across borders logistics has never been more
important to UK and it's business supply chain, .
thesun.co.uk - Mar 14th 2018
More than 50 firefighters tacked a massive blaze at warehouse in Daventry,
Northants after suspected arson attack
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the scene just before
midnight on Sunday. A warehouse belonging to DHL the parcels giant, has been
destroyed sparking fears of delivery chaos.
More than 50 firefighters tackled 30ft-high flames at the industrial units in
Drayton Fields Industrial Estate, Daventry, Northants. A man was arrested on
suspicion of arson and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
commercialmotor.com - Jan 17th 2018
Marigold Health Foods have selected a quiet, engineless refrigeration unit that
reduces emissions and noise pollution. to cover urban deliveries across Greater
The firms new DAF LF 18-tonne rigid has been fitted with The Carrier
Transicold (UK) Iceland refrigeration system,which can run entirely on
hydro-electric power. The trucks engine generates hydro-electric power
and at even at idle speeds, is capable of providing 100% refrigeration.
The new DAF marks an expansion to Marigolds seven-strong fleet. It meets
the need for larger chilled multi-drop delivery vehicles by offering a
15-pallet load capacity and joins a fleet which is 100% Carrier-cooled.
transport-network.co.uk - Jan 8th 2018
Managing director of highways at Morgan Sindall, Mr Paul Gott, said: 'These
contracts mark the start of two more prestigious projects for bmJV.
A two stage design and build contract worth £104m, will see bmJV upgrade
10 miles of the M62 between Warrington (J10) and Manchester (J12).
The second contract, worth £218m, covers works on the M27 between
junctions 4 and 11 to create permanent dual 4-lane all lane running along the
The design phase is scheduled to commence in January 2018
bbc.co.uk - Dec 23rd 2017
A 'pay per mile' scheme for lorries is being considered by the government to
cover the increased damage to the road network.
Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary has confirmed the current HGV levy,
which is used to pay for wear and tear on the road network, was being consulted
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) have said they believe it unfair that
lorries are targeted and need to see more detail.
Mr Grayling also pointed out on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that "Our
hauliers often complain that a continental trucker comes in with a tank full of
lower duty diesel, spends several days working in the country, goes away again
and pays nothing towards the use of the roads."
A RHA spokeman said he was very worried by the announcement.
theplanner.co.uk - Oct 23rd 2017
As of 23rd October Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched the
worlds toughest emission charge for the more polluting and
older vehicles in an effort to tackle the capitals air pollution.
From 7am to 6pm every weekday a £10 Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) will be in
force. Drivers of more polluting petrol and diesel cars will pay both the
T-Charge and the Congestion Charge when driving into Zone 1, which totals a
This, according to the mayors office, means up to 34,000 vehicles every
month could be liable for the T-Charge and affects those that do not meet the
Euro 4 standard for both PM and NOx emissions. These vehicles are typically
ones registered before 2006, but Transport for London (TfL) have also advised
people who have cars registered before 2008 to check if their vehicle may be
eligible for the charge.
The Mayor Khan says he has plans for the introduction of an Ultra-Low Emission
Zone as early as April 2019. This will affect many more vehicles including all
diesel vehicles that do not meet Euro 6 Standards.
theguardian.com - Oct 18th 2017
Government have called upon highway chiefs to reduce the time of closures on
motorways after analysis shows bad delays cost wasted time, fuel and
unnecessary carbon emissions
Highways England have been contacted by the transport minister to suggest ways
for clearing motorways of vehicles after closures.
Highway chiefs have been told to further reduce closure times after accidents
after figures have shown traffic jams on major roads across the UK are costing
the economy as much as £9bn a year.
highways.today - January 27th 2017
British Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced funding this January of
£1.2 billion to Councils across England. This would be for the financial
year 2017 to 2018
The funding will pay to improve roads, improve journey times and hopefully cut
congestion. It includes money from the new National Productivity Investment
Fund, the Pothole Action Fund and £75 million. From this councils can bid
for to maintain and repair the local infrastructure such as bridges, street
lighting and even rural roads.
Andrew Jones the Transport Minister pointed out roads play a significant part
in everyday life linking businesses with customers and people with jobs.
royalmailgroup.com - May 13th 2016
Royal Mail are renowned as one of the top companies for reviewing their
During the fourth quarter of the year, Royal Mails performance of 92.8 per cent
meant it narrowly missed its target for First Class mail, but with a
performance of 98.8 per cent, it exceeded its target for Second Class mail.
Royal Mail is known for one of the highest Quality of Service specifications of
any major country in Europe.
Royal Mail says it is committed to delivering a high quality of service whilst
seeking to become even more efficient. In doing so, they actively review the
absorbable rate of change and the appropriate balance between quality and
efficiency. Royal Mail increased the already very considerable resources
deployed to improve their delivery performance for the second half of the year
royalmailgroup.com - March 2nd 2016
Royal Mail has has shown it's commitment to the reduction of carbon from road
freight by joining UKs Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS)
With the largest fleet in the UK with well over 49,000 vehicles on the road,
the Royal Mail has taken steps in managing it's carbon footprint by making sure
all it's HGV's meet specific aerodynamic specifications. This has been found to
reduce fuel consumption by an impressive 5 per cent.
The Royal Mail purchased 300 Cartwright Cheetah Fastback Trailers and asking
manufacturers to use a lighter weight trailer design. With over 100 members and
accounting for over 77,000 commercial vehicles the Freight Transport
Association, which runs the LCRS scheme, is a free voluntary initiative that
records, reports and whose aim is to reduce the carbon emissions from freight
thetimes.co.uk - Feb 13th 2016
This is an update on a story first published in 2008.
French vineyard owners are starting to export their wine by sailing boat - a
method last used in the 1800s - to reduce their carbon footprint. Later this
month, as many as 60,000 bottles will be shipped from Languedoc to Ireland by
sail, saving 18,375lb of carbon. Further voyages to Bristol, Manchester and
even Canada are being planned for soon afterwards.
The three masted ship, a barque named Belem, actually launched in 1896, will
sail from Bordeaux to Dublin, which although it will take about four days, will
be much more environmentally friendly.
What is great about his is that each bottle will be labelled: 'Carried by
sailing ship, a better deal for the planet.' Although the whole process takes
up to a week longer than sending by air, it is estimated it will apparently
save as much as 4.9oz of carbon per bottle.